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by Black Labor Collaborative | August 14, 2015
A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative, a group of influential African American leaders from major labour organizations who offer a progressive critique and agenda to frame discussions about the direction of the American labour movement. This is a seismic development, because it is the first time representatives of 2.1 million black trade unionists have published a comprehensive outlook on organized labour.
Bullet #1153: A New Union Movement and Anti-Racism
Michael Yates | August 14, 2015
In terms of the willingness of labour leaders -- AFL-CIO officials and those at the top of individual unions -- to engage in class-struggle unionism, the answer is no, the situation today is similar to that in 2009. These people often talk a good game, but their actions belie their words. Strikes are extremely rare, and concession bargaining is still common.
| August 13, 2015
In this video, Irish lawmaker Richard Boyd Barrett reads out some of the more shocking, violent and racist statements recently made by Israeli ministers and military officials. Boyd Barrett was speaking in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, yesterday during questions to Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny about his visit to Paris earlier this year.
What's New: How Boston Kicked Out the Olympics
by Queen Arsem-O'Malley | August 13, 2015
An eight-lane highway does not a good neighbor make. On a Saturday in January 1969, thousands gathered on Boston Common to emphasize that point with the cry of “People before highways!” They were referring to the Southwest Expressway, which was slated to cut through the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods in Boston and displace more than 7,000 people from their homes.
by OCAP | August 13, 2015
Seaton House on George Street is the City's largest men's shelter. In 2013, over 3,000 men used one of the 540 beds there. The GSRP proposes to turn Seaton House into a long-term care home, emergency shelter, assisted living residence and service hub. There are serious concerns about Seaton House and its conditions but the ‘revitalization’ is a bad idea because...
What's New: Greece: Was, and Is There, an Alternative?
by Richard Fidler | August 12, 2015
On January 25 Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, emerged with a plurality of 36% of the popular vote in Greece’s national legislative election, winning 149 seats, two short of a majority, on a radical anti-austerity program. With the support of ANEL, a small right-wing but anti-austerity party, it formed a government.
What's New: If Jeremy Corbyn wins, prepare for a firestorm
by Owen Jones | August 12, 2015
"Get Corbyn" is nothing if not an inclusive campaign. The liberal left and conservatives alike have united, dripping condescension, smarm, contempt or outright bile on Jeremy Corbyn and those who support him. The Corbyn campaign may have unleashed the biggest pan-British progressive grassroots political movement for many years, but it has few friends either in the media establishment or Westminster.
Something rotten circling the drain: Dissecting the Duffy scandal September 1, 2015
First Nations occupy B.C. island slated to be used as LNG port September 1, 2015
Union members vote to step up job actions to pressure province September 1, 2015
Conservatives response to First Nations water problems 'a crime' September 1, 2015
Mulcair is wrong on the deficit: cozying up to the neocons September 1, 2015
60,000 West Bank Settlers Are Americans September 1, 2015
Getting out of the Jackson Hole August 31, 2015
Unifor, advocates want to see health care in election spotlight August 31, 2015
Harper v. First Nations: The assimilation agenda August 31, 2015
What this federal election means to the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline August 31, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Thursday September 3, 2015
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
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|Forum: Chris Hedges: The Great Unraveling|
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us for an evening in Toronto to speak about "The Great Unraveling."
Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy Movement. In his newest book, Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians and literary figures, he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges’ message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of mounting environmental destruction and grotesque wealth polarization.
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